Huawei nova 8

Huawei
Last Updated Date : June 2, 2021

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Description

The Huawei nova 8 features a 6.57 inches 1080 x 2340 pixels display on the front. The processor inside is a Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 985 SoC along with 8 GB of RAM. It features 128 GB of internal storage. The Huawei nova 8 hosts a 64 MP camera at the back and the selfie shooter is a 32 MP camera. The battery inside sits at 3800 mAh and will last you a full day of casual use.

Design

Huawei officially launched its new smartphone Huawei nova 8 in December 2020. Sporting a Candybar design, it will have a model number ANG-AN00. The Huawei nova 8 will retail in a variety of colours including Color 8, Provence Lavender, Forest Green, and Bright Black to give you options to choose according to your style. In terms of durability, well, the handset is made of the materials like Plastic, and Glass. So, you be the judge of that. Know that it weighs at 169 grams.

Display

Most important aspect of the smartphone is its display. Take a hard look at the Huawei nova 8 display specifications. It is a 6.57 inches display offering a 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution. It uses the OLED display technology. The pixel density of the screen comes out to be 392 ppi. The screen-to-body ratio of the smartphone is at 89.59 %, which is a result of the Punch hole and aspect ratio of 2.167:1 (20:9).

Camera

These days when we look for a smartphone to buy, the first thing that we asked is about the details of the camera. So here you go! The Huawei nova 8 comes with a quad rear camera setup, which includes a primary lens of 64 MP resolution, secondary lens of 8 MP resolution. While the other two lenses are of 2 MP and 2 MP resolution. The rear camera can record a video at a 3840 x 2160 pixels @ 30 fps and offers EIS as a form of stabilizing images and videos. Know that there will be LED flash for low light photography support. The selfie camera is of 32 MP resolution with an aperture of f/2. The front camera can record videos at 3840 x 2160 pixels @ 30 fps.

Hardware and Software

Coming to the internals on the Huawei nova 8, it comes powered by a Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 985 processor, which is accompanied by a ARM Mali-G77 MP8 GPU. Talking about the RAM and storage, it comes with a 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB, 256 GB of internal storage. There is an external storage option available and it supports external storage type of microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC. As far as the biometric security is concerned, it come with a fingerprint sensor. We are mostly concerned about the battery life on our phones, the Huawei nova 8 offers a 3800 mAh capacity non-removable battery with a fast charging support. The connectivity features includes two SIM slots with VoLTE, 4G, 3G, and 2G support. Further, it offers Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, and USB Type-C v2.0 port. And it supports latest Wi-Fi standards.

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Launch Details

Officially announced
December 2020
The date when the arrival of the smartphone is publicly announced
Launch date
December 2020
The date when the smartphone is released for the public

Phone

Brand
Huawei
OEM producing the smartphone
Model
ANG-AN00
Model name based on OEM nomenclature
Phone type
Smart phone
Classification based on what functionalities are offered by the phone
Form factor
Candybar
Classification of smartphone according to basic shape
Operating system
Android 11
Operating system powering the entire smartphone. In an Android phone this is the OEM's fork on android with their customisations and features. Some of the most popular Android Skins include MIUI, Oxygen OS, Grace UI, HYC sense etc.
Dimensions
160.12 x 74.1 x 7.64 mm
physical dimensions of the smartphone
Weight
169 grams
Weight of the mobile phone in grams
Colours
Color 8, Provence Lavender, Forest Green, Bright Black
Availability of various colors
Materials
Plastic, Glass
Materials that constitute the body and structure of the smartphone

Display

Screen size
6.57 inches
physical size of the screen measured by the diagonal.
Resolution
1080 x 2340 pixels
Total number of pixels on the display
Pixel density
392 ppi
number of pixels per square inch of the display.
Technology
OLED
Display technology used in the smartphone. The display technologies decide a lot of factors including how it looks, what the brightness can be, the power consumption etc. Morden smartphone displays range from TFT, TN Panels to IPS LCD, OLED, and AMOLED panels.
Display design
Punch hole
Display shape with classification based on current trends. Morden displays come in different shapes and sizes and this varies from near bezel less, notch display, waterdrop notch, to fully bezel less phones. This lets one get an idea of how the display looks.
Aspect ratio
2.167:1 (20:9)
Screen-to-body ratio
89.59 %
Percentage of display area to the front of the smartphone. This ratio became more popular recently with the introduction of tall 18:9 displays. Now we have bezel less, notched displays with screen to body ratios of 18.5:9, 19:9, and even 19.5:9.
Display Features
Capacitive, Multi-touch, 3D curved glass screen, DCI-P3, 90 Hz refresh rate, 240 Hz touch sampling rate
Availability of special features in the display

Camera

Rear Camera
64 MP
Primary Rear camera Megapixel count
2nd Rear Camera
8 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Secondary rear camera megapixel count
3rd Rear Camera
2 MP (depth-sensing)
Third rear camera megapixel count
4th Rear Camera
2 MP (macro)
Fourth rear camera megapixel count
Rear Aperture Size
f/1.9
Primary Rear camera aperture. The aperture stop of a photographic lens can be adjusted to control the amount of light reaching the film or image sensor.
Rear Video
3840 x 2160 pixels @ 30 fps
Rear camera maximum video recording resolution. This let's one know the highest resolution they can shoot in and will be in the order of 1080x1920 @ 30fps/60fps, or 4K @30fps/60fps and can be lower too depending on the smartphone.
Stabilization
EIS
Availability of Electronic or Optical Stabilisation. To make the video shake free, the camera has to support any one kind of stabilisation. OIS or Optical Image Stabilisation is facilitated by a movable camera module that compensated for your shakes. EIS or Electronic Image Stabilisation is where in post processing the video is slightly cropped in and stabilised.
Autofocus tech
Touch-to-focus, Phase Detection AF
Technology used to facilitate AutoFocus. AutoFocus is one of the most useful features in a smartphone camera and can be facilitated using a few different methods including Phase Detection Auto Focus, Laser Auto Focus etc.
Flash
LED
Availability of flash at the rear. The flash makes sure that you can take low light shots.
Front camera
32 MP
Primary front camera megapixel count.
Front Aperture Size
f/2
Primary front camera Aperture. The aperture stop of a photographic lens can be adjusted to control the amount of light reaching the film or image sensor.
Front Video
3840 x 2160 pixels @ 30 fps
Front camera maximum video recording resolution.This let's one know the highest resolution they can shoot in and will be in the order of 720x1280 @ 30fps, or 1080x1920 @30fps/60fps and can be lower too depending on the smartphone.
Features
CMOS BSI (backside illumination), Autofocus, Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, Digital image stabilization, Geotagging, Panorama, HDR, Touch focus, Face detection, White balance settings, ISO settings, Exposure compensation, Self-timer, Scene mode, Macro mode, Phase detection autofocus (PDAF), Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF), Secondary rear camera - 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle), Aperture size - f/2.4 (#2), Angle of view - 120° (#2), Third rear camera - 2 MP (depth-sensing), Aperture size - f/2.4 (#3), Fourth rear camera - 2 MP (macro), Aperture size - f/2.4 (#4), 10x digital zoom
Special features in the camera

Hardware

Chipset
Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 985
System on Chip powering the smartphone. Smartphone chipsets are designed by very few companies in the world
CPU
8 Cores 2.58 GHz 64-bit 1 x 2.58 GHz ARM Cortex-A76 3 x 2.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A76 4 x 1.84 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
Central Processing unit
GPU
ARM Mali-G77 MP8
Graphics processing unit. The GPU is responsible for all the graphics intensive stuff on your smartphone including video rendering, playing games etc.
RAM
8 GB
Random Access Memory(Volatile memory) in the smartphone. The amount of RAM in a phone is responsible for how many apps will stay in memory and will not have to reload.
Internal storage capacity
128, 256 GB
non-removable hardware storage inside the smartphone. The internal storage on a smartphone is responsible both for storing files, as well as the applications on it. The whole system runs on that internal storage which makes its quality important. Modern internal storages range from Emma 5.0, Emma 5.1, UFS 2.0, UFS 2.1 etc.
External storage available
Yes
Availability of a micro-sd card slot.
External storage type
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Fingerprint
Yes
Availability of a fingerprint scanner as a biometric unlock. The fingerprint scanners have become the most popular and secure way to unlock smartphones today and will be used till other biometric locks become as secure and as convenient.

Battery

Capacity
3800 mAh
battery capacity in mAh. This indicates the physical capability of your battery to store charge in it. If we don't take into account software optimisation, and a few other factors, the with capacity the bigger the better.
Removable
No
if it can be taken out without expert help. Removable batteries which used to be a standard a few years ago has now become rare. The ability to remove the battery provides the unique opportunity to keep two batteries and keep them both charged which make sure that you are never out of battery.
Fast charging available
Yes
Availability of high wattage charging for high intensity charging. This type of charging facilitated faster charging times and lesser time plugged to the wall.

Technology

No of SIM slots
2
The amount of slots in the phone including the sim and micro SD card slots.
SIM type
Nano
physical classification of SIM card based on size. Different phones have different sized slots depending on how much space they are willing to spare for the sim slot. That would mean that if you have a standard large sim and your phone supports micro or nano sim, then the sim would be need to be replaced with a smaller version from the service provider.
Hybrid slot
Yes
Availability of a slot which can either hold a micro sd card or a SIM card. This slot was designed to address the Indian audience which was divided into dual sim users and a sim and micro-SD card users.
Cellular standard
VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Maximum cellular connection standard supported by that SIM card.
GSM
850 (B5), 900 (B8), 1800 (B3), 1900 (B2) MHz
Type of a cellular standard
CDMA
800 (BC0) MHz
Type of a cellular standard
W-CDMA
850 (B5), 900 (B8), 900 (B19), 1700 (B4), 1900 (B2), 2100 (B1) MHz
Type of a cellular standard
LTE
LTE-FDD 850 (B5), LTE-FDD 850 (B18), LTE-FDD 850 (B19), LTE-FDD 850 (B26), LTE-FDD 900 (B8), LTE-FDD 1700 (B4), LTE-FDD 1800 (B3), LTE-FDD 1900 (B2), LTE-FDD 2100 (B1), LTE-FDD 2600 (B7), LTE-TDD 1900 (B39), LTE-TDD 2000 (B34), LTE-TDD 2300 (B40), LTE-TDD 2500 (B41), LTE-TDD 2600 (B38) MHz
Type of a cellular standard
Network
UMTS (384 kbit/s ), EDGE, GPRS, HSPA+, LTE, EV-DO Rev. A (1.8 Mbit/s , 3.1 Mbit/s ), 5G NSA, 5G SA
Positioning
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS
Ability to track the position of the smartphone through Cellular networks. This helps to track the geo location of a particular device using the position of cellular towers are reference.
Sensors
Proximity, Light, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint, Gravity, In-display fingerprint sensor
The availability of hardware sensors on the smartphone. The sensors on a smartphone ranges from proximity and ambient light sensors, to accelerometer, gyroscopes and compass. These hardware sensors facilitate things like auto-brightness, position information etc.

Connectivity

Bluetooth available
Yes
If Bluetooth is available on the smartphone or not. Having bluetooth in your phone enables it to make data transfers wirelessly to another bluetooth supported devices, which includes file transfers, wireless audio etc.
Bluetooth version
5.1
Bluetooth version present on the smartphone. Bluetooth versions indicate the generation and with every generation the bluetooth connection becomes better in various ways. The bluetooth versions started with Bluetooth 1.x then came Bluetooth 2.x and the nomenclature goes similarly for later versions.
Bluetooth codec
A2DP, EDR, ,
Wireless data encryption algorithms for audio through smartphones. It encodes and decodes digital audio data into a specific format. Ideally, it transmits a high-fidelity signal at the minimum specified bit-rate.
NFC
Yes
Wireless pairing technology by bringing two supported phones with 4cms of each other. NFC is used for social networking, for sharing contacts, photos, videos or files. NFC-enabled devices can act as electronic identity documents and keycards.
USB connector type
USB Type-C v2.0
The data/power input/output port on the smartphone. The USB connectors include Type A, type B, Micro USB, Mini USB, and USB-C.
Wi-Fi
802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999), 802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999), 802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003), 802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009), 802.11n 5GHz, 802.11ac (IEEE 802.11ac), Dual band, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Display
The ability to connect to the internet wirelessly. Wifi let's you connect various devices to the same network and get access to internet with a wire-free experience.
Fm Radio
No
The ability to play FM channels natively on your smartphone

Price

Launch Price
$504
Price of the mobile phone at the time of launch. This price may differ from the retail pricing and depends on both the region and the duration from the launch of the phone.
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Ratings
Has NFC Support Yes Yes
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
Has FM Radio No No
Has Front Camera 32 MP 16 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Has Fast charging Yes Yes
Has Hybrid SIM Slot Yes
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Score 77.0 78.0
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Has NFC Support Yes Yes
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS A-GPS, GLONASS, GPS (L1+L5), Galileo (E1+E5a+E2b), BeiDou (B1I+B1B+B1C+B2a)
Has FM Radio No No
Has Front Camera 32 MP 13 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G VoLTE, 4G, 2G
Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Has Fast charging Yes Yes
Has Hybrid SIM Slot Yes
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Score 77.0 78.0
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Has NFC Support Yes Yes
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS A-GPS, BeiDou, GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS (G1), Galileo (E1+E5a)
Has FM Radio No Yes
Has Front Camera 32 MP 20 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Has Fast charging Yes Yes
Has Hybrid SIM Slot Yes Yes
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Has NFC Support Yes Yes
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
Has FM Radio No Yes
Has Front Camera 32 MP 32 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G VoLTE, 4G, 2G
Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Has Fast charging Yes Yes
Has Hybrid SIM Slot Yes
Name Huawei nova 8 Oppo Find X3 Neo
Score 77.0 78.0
Ratings
Has NFC Support Yes Yes
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
Has FM Radio No Yes
Has Front Camera 32 MP 32 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G VoLTE, 4G, 2G
Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Has Fast charging Yes Yes
Has Hybrid SIM Slot Yes
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Has Wi-Fi
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Has FM Radio No Yes
Has Front Camera 32 MP 13 MP
Has Removable Battery
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Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Has Fast charging Yes Yes
Has Hybrid SIM Slot Yes
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Score 77.0 76.0
Ratings
Has NFC Support Yes Yes
Has Wi-Fi
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Has FM Radio No No
Has Front Camera 32 MP 32 MP
Has Removable Battery
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Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Has Fast charging Yes Yes
Has Hybrid SIM Slot Yes
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Score 77.0 75.0
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Has Wi-Fi
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Has Removable Battery
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Has Fast charging Yes Yes
Has Hybrid SIM Slot Yes

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